Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Korean Beef

Hello! Are you enjoying summer? Isn't it grand? Besides soaking sunshine up at the lake, usually with family, basking in lazy, long evenings summer brings salad on the grill, iced coffee that will buzz you up, kale in a cocktail, and (most hopefully) easy weeknight meals, like this Korean Beef. This meal is super economical, was on the table in under 30 minutes, and (shhhhhh) the kids. asked. for. seconds. That was pretty cool. Leftovers are going to be dreamy inside of a (CSA Time!) lettuce leaf tomorrow for lunch. Bookmark this recipe now - 'tis a keeper.

I mean, really — take a quick glance at the recipe instructions. Wait, let me count….SIX SENTENCES. I'm not sure I can make this cooking equation easier people. Inexpensive ground beef + super fast recipe with little fuss + small children proven to approve + leftovers will be dreamy + could be frozen = Holy Shit It's The Perfect Recipe! 

Printable Recipe Here

Korean Beef
recipe adapted from cooks.com

Serves 4-6

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3 cloves garlic
1" piece of ginger
1/2 cup tamari or soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons red chili flake
Freshly ground black pepper
6-8 green onions
2 fistfuls of cilantro

Cooking Note: I always leave the outer skin on my fresh ginger…who has the time or patience to scrape every nook and cranny clean? Not I. The flavor is not affected, but probably better for it! 

Brown the beef over medium-high heat, until just cooked through, leaving the beef quite chunky. Finely mince garlic and ginger and toss into beef, stir for a minute. Season with soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, fish sauce, red chili flake and black pepper, stir until combined. Slice green onions into 1" pieces, stir into beef. Scatter cilantro over. Serve with more red chili flake, rice, and something green. 


  1. Hello there.. just signing a foot print. I searched for broccoli IKEA copy and jumped into your blog. I will return that´s for sure. :)

    Regards from
    a Swedish living in Reykjavik Iceland

  2. Excellent! Reykjavik is on my Travel Bucket List! Thanks for stopping by. Xo, Becki


I'd love to hear all about your kitchen adventures! Xo, Becki